Outlast

4.7
Recommend this Game
Great for Beginners
Hell is an experiment you can't survive in Outlast, a first-person survival horror game by Red Barrels. As investigative journalist Miles Upshur, explore Mount Massive Asylum and try to survive long enough to discover its terrible secret... if you dare.

Reviews

“Easily one of the scariest games I've ever played”
9.5/10 – Bloody Disgusting
“"...what (Outlast) can definitely claim to be is a great game... It’ll also intrigue, terrify and surprise you. Outlast is not an experiment in how games can be scary, it’s an exemplification...”
Rock Paper Shotgun
“Outlast is the perfect nightmare. ...it's absolutely petrifying. I love it”
4.5/5 – Joystiq

ABOUT THIS GAME

Hell is an experiment you can't survive in Outlast, a first-person survival horror game developed by veterans of some of the biggest game franchises in history. As investigative journalist Miles Upshur, explore Mount Massive Asylum and try to survive long enough to discover its terrible secret... if you dare.
Outlast is a true survival horror experience which aims to show that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind.

Synopsis

In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, the asylum has been operating in strict secrecy… until now.
Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.

Features

• True Survival Horror Experience: You are no fighter - if you want to survive the horrors of the asylum, your only chance is to run... or hide
• Immersive Graphics: AAA-quality graphics give players a detailed, terrifying world to explore
• Hide and Sneak: Stealth-based gameplay, with parkour-inspired platforming elements
• Unpredictable Enemies: Players cannot know when - and from where - one of the asylum’s terrifying inhabitants will finally catch up to them
• Real Horror: Outlast’s setting and characters are inspired by real asylums and cases of criminal insanity

Warning

Outlast contains intense violence, gore, graphic sexual content, and strong language. Please enjoy.

MATURE CONTENT DESCRIPTION

The developers describe the content like this:
This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

Outlast DLC & Add-Ons

Epic Player Ratings

Captured from players in the Epic Games ecosystem.
4.7
This game is
Highly Recommended
This game is
Great for Beginners
This game has
Diverse Characters
This game has
Amazing Storytelling
This game is
Great for Quick Sessions

Outlast Ratings & Reviews

  • 52%
    Critics Recommend
  • 77
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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Game Informer
by Ben Reeves
7.5 / 10
If you love getting scared, Outlast provides you with an enjoyable weekend; if you don't, your weekend is better spent elsewhere
GameSpot
by Carolyn Petit
7 / 10
Outlast loses momentum occasionally, but its unsettling atmosphere and pulse-pounding chases keep pulling you along for the ride.
Metro GameCentral
by Roger Hargreaves
7 / 10
Repetition and overfamiliarity are always the best ways to nullify fear, but until they set in this is one of the most effectively scary video games ever made.
Reviews provided by OpenCritic

Outlast System Requirements

Minimum

Recommended

OSWindows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 - 64 bits *
OSWindows Vista / 7 / 8 - 64 bits
Processor2.2 GHz Dual Core CPU
Processor2.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
Memory2 GB RAM
Memory3 GB RAM
Storage5 GB available space
Storage5 GB available space
Direct XVersion 9.0c
Direct XVersion 9.0c
Graphics512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX / ATI Radeon HD 3xxx series
Graphics1GB NVIDIA GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 6850 or better
Other* 32 bits systems are not officially supported, but should work if configured to provide 3Gb of user-mode address space
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English
  • TEXT: English, French, German
© 2013 Red Barrels Inc. Published by Red Barrels Inc. Outlast and the Outlast logo are trademarks Red Barrels Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.